ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Definition of verification

: the act or process of verifying : the state of being verified

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The pearl has undergone a new verification process that can guarantee its historical provenance from the early 16th century. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A Rare Natural Pearl That Once Belonged to a Spanish Princess Is For Sale," 14 May 2019 The company also said that has introduced multiple security verification mechanisms, including an enhanced end-to-end encryption mechanism. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Update: Asus issues fix for ShadowHammer attack, and a tool to detect if your PC was affected," 26 Mar. 2019 Students new to the district can be registered online at the New Student Gateway: Families will still need to present copies of legally required documents in person at the school for verification to complete enrollment. David Ibata, ajc, "Cherokee sets start-of-school open houses," 10 July 2018 The extra verification work has slowed the counting, but the office is adapting and tweaking its processes, said Chief Deputy Secretary of State Tim Hurst. Nate Poppino, idahostatesman, "Medicaid supporters submit their signatures - and wait to hear if we'll vote this fall," 6 July 2018 Next year, the United Kingdom is slated to unveil a nationwide age verification system that’ll require all sites that contain adult content to verify visitors’ ages before allowing them on the site. Lux Alptraum, The Verge, "How Tumblr went from being the most porn-friendly social media site to banning porn," 5 Dec. 2018 Der Spiegel said Thursday that while the magazine thoroughly fact checks its stories, contacting sources for verification isn’t part of its standard procedure. Sara Germano, WSJ, "Journalist at Center of False-Reporting Scandal Faces New Allegations Over Donation Requests," 23 Dec. 2018 Along the way, Twitter said very little about the criteria for verification. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Instagram’s verification system is useful, fair, and Twitter should copy it," 29 Aug. 2018 Distrust on both sides has led the Americans to insist on rapid, deep dismantlement and highly intrusive verification; the North Koreans want an early lifting of sanctions and a formal end to the Korean War, among other steps. New York Times, "North Korea Criticizes ‘Gangster-Like’ U.S. Attitude After Talks With Mike Pompeo," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of verification

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verification

borrowed from Medieval Latin vērificātiōn-, vērificātiō, from vērificāre "to verify" + Latin -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Kids Definition of verification

: the act or process of confirming or checking the accuracy of : the state of being confirmed or having the accuracy of checked


ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Legal Definition of verification

1 : an act or process of verifying
2 : a sworn statement of truth or correctness submitted a verification signed by the defendant with the petition

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